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PRESS RELEASES

In California, if you play and win, your name is public record. We’re taking the mystery out of winning because more and more people are willing to tell their stories, and others are still allowing us to take their memorable and eventful photos.

Why is this important? Seeing real Californians holding that oversized check sends a clear signal: people are winning every day! We also like to showcase our winners because it helps illustrate that we maintain the highest level of integrity in our games, thereby insuring public confidence in the Lottery. Regardless of whether it’s $100 or $100,000, winning happens all the time here at the California Lottery. Say hello to some of the “lucky ones” below!

October, 2018

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October 8, 2018

California Lottery Retailers Cranking Out Wins All Across the State

SACRAMENTO – From Scratchers® to draw games, take a look at the long list of recent winners we’ve had all across California. From Rancho Cordova to Chula Vista and everywhere in between, the list of winners below is worth more than $9.5 m... Read more »

October 6, 2018

$638,267 Mega Millions Ticket Sold at Los Angeles Lottery Retailer!

SACRAMENTO – You might say someone who bought a Mega Millions ticket in L.A. is tickled “pink.” That’s because that ticket they purchased at the Pink Elephant Liquor Store (1836 N Western Avenue) matched five of the six numbers from last... Read more »

Southern California

October 5, 2018

More Than $670 Million in Jackpot Prize Money Up for Grabs This Weekend!

SACRAMENTO – While it is true that Autumn weather is helping to cool off portions of the Golden State, lottery fever continues to heat up as both Mega Millions and Powerball jackpots are worth a combined estimated $673 million this weeken... Read more »

Northern California

October 3, 2018

$5 Million Prize Won in Porterville

SACRAMENTO – Parmjit Kaur is the California Lottery’s newest millionaire! She won $5 million playing the $20 $5 Million Spectacular Scratchers®.  Kaur purchased her winning ticket at Friendly Liquor, which is located at 814 West Oliv... Read more »

Central California

October 1, 2018

Huge Mega Millions® Ticket Worth More Than $2.5 Million Sold at West L.A. Gas Station!

SACRAMENTO – Ah…it’s the autumnal equinox – better known of course as fall. For many Californians, this is the perfect time of year. The weather cools down a bit and depending on where you live, the leaves start to change to beautiful col... Read more »

Southern California

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